Thursday, October 18, 2012

A Hot Mess (minus the Hot)

Yesterday the internet was down at work, so I got sent home a little early.  Since I have a medical procedure scheduled for Friday (and I won't be able to leave the house for all of today) I knew I had quite a few errands to get done.  I was excited to have an extra hour or two of free time.

I envisioned getting my laundry done, sorting through some boxes full of notebooks I'd picked up from my mother's house, and maybe even taking a glorious hour long nap.

Instead, the first thing I did was grab a half an avocado and a large knife.  The avocado still had the pit in it, so I whacked the pit with the knife (like chefs do, you know, 'cause I'm fancy) and spun the knife.

Except the knife didn't catch the pit like it usually does.  Instead it slid off, sliced the avocado almost cleanly in half, and also sliced into my hand.

Bye-bye, super productive 1-2 hours.  Hello, 1-2 hours of me applying gentle pressure and holding my hand above my head.

The laceration was pretty bad, if you ask me.  It took a long time for the bleeding to stop, and I was worried I might need stitches, as the cut looked pretty deep.  I was eventually able to get it bandaged up (as pictured) and it doesn't even hurt now, unless I whack it on something.  (I learned the hard way that I am accustomed to turning light switches on using that part of my left hand!)

Additionally, today I am stuck indoors choking down the entirety of this monstrosity:


Let me just say, it's not very pleasant.  For those of you who don't recognize the (backwards) bottle, that's a gallon or so of GaviLyte--a salty, gross mixture that patients have to drink the day before they get a colonoscopy.  Yep.  I'm up for a colonoscopy and endoscopy tomorrow to sort out this weird intestinal thing I've had going on for a number of years now.

I'll try to leave out the gross details, or at the very least hide them under a disclaimer so you squeamish types won't be skeeved out.  I wrestled with whether or not to blog about this and how much to say, but I think it's important that people considering one can learn about someone else's experience.  Lord knows I've picked the brain of a couple friends, and I've been very grateful to them!

Anyhow, you likely won't hear from me for a few days.  But I'll be back soon, hopefully with some sort of diagnosis!

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